Green Beret Braves Farm-Demining Mission


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(Agri-View) UKRAINE – A former U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret with eight combat deployments to Afghanistan has just completed a personal mission to clear farmland of landmines in war-torn Ukraine.

Risking his own life to help the Ukrainian people, Ryan Hendrickson spent the past month searching for and diffusing hundreds of landmines left by the retreating Russian soldiers. And he located and made safe many booby-trap bombs – left in haste by the soldiers – that could have caused serious injury or death to innocent local civilians who may have unwittingly triggered them.

Originally from Oregon, Hendrickson has also completed enlistments in both the Navy and Air Force. He’s been decorated with the Silver Star, four Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal with Valor.

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Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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